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String Roller Print

String Roller Print
A fun painting project using everyday upcycled materials.

How We Did It

String Roller Print
Gather your supplies. Paper plates not shown.
String Roller Print

We started with squirting a large amount of white glue onto a paper plate. Next, V put the string pieces in the white glue, covering them completely.

String Roller Print
I then held the roll while V wrapped the glue-covered string pieces around the toilet paper rolls. She wrapped all the string pieces around, overlapping some to make different patterns and layers.
String Roller Print

We allowed the rolls to dry overnight--but I think they would be dry enough after a couple of hours. V then poured the paint onto the other paper plate, mixing the paint to blend the colors.

String Roller Print

We rolled the roll into the paint and used a paintbrush to further cover it with paint. We then rolled it onto the canvas. V is a little funny about messy hands so for our first attempt I attached clothespins to each side for her to use to roll on the canvas.

String Roller Print

The clothespins worked well enough, but, after I showed her how to roll with her hands, that became our way of transferring the paint to the canvas. And after a few rolls on the canvas, her messy hands didn't bother her that much.

String Roller Print
This was a messy painting activity, but very fun and worth the mess. It was also fantastic that the materials were up-cycled things we already had around the house.

Keywords

painting recycling

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